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The Ozone Instinct range has gone from strength-to-strength since the release, in 2006, of the first flat LEI kite in the world that did not need pulleys on the kite or bar. The entire '08 three model range received excellent test reviews and a growing and extremely loyal customer base. Ozone pride themselves on designing and releasing kites in the design cycle year they are designed for. They release their new range in January each year, giving you the latest in technological breakthroughs as they get to design throughout the previous year thanks to the freedom they have managing their own factory in Vietnam.
For 2009 the Instinct line up still features three models to satisfy all levels and riding requirements. A new tip profile will appear that the design team have worked on giving the rider more feeling through the bar. The new control bar is clean and very tidy with the smoothest, most easy-to-use trimming system known to man! (For the evidence, see our tests in issue # 34.) For '09 a new through-the-bar flag out safety system will be introduced, which combined with Ozone's
excellent moulded chicken-loop gives the rider an unmatched control system. The look of the kites is all new. Some reports in the past have suggested that Ozone kites look a little plain. They aim to change all that and the 09s will be a classy bunch and sit in-line with Ozone's reputation for top quality design performance and manufacture.
The three models are:
The Instinct Light: Ultra light in weight with only three struts, but still super high quality. The perfect affordable kite for beginners, schools and travellers that are looking for an
easy-to-handle and forgiving kite with a huge wind-range.
The Instinct Sport: For freestyle, freeride and waves. The perfect all-round performance kite with five struts. Very fast, tight radius turn with great unhooked performance for the freestylers out there.
The Instinct Edge: Programmed for hang-time and speed. The weapon of choice for those riders that love serious speed with insane hang-time and more of an old school feel to a kite. The Edge will boost you higher in the air and float you longer than you could ever imagine! It requires a rider who knows how to kite to get the most from this high-aspect, seven strut wing.
All available in January 2009
Ozone Instinct Kite
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